Walking Away (WA) is a course designed for members of the public who have been diagnosed as having “pre-diabetes”.
What is pre-diabetes?
Pre-diabetes is when your blood sugar (glucose) is
higher than normal range. Pre-diabetes is the stage before Type 2 diabetes. Your body has become insulin resistant. Your pancreas makes extra insulin. This is keep your blood glucose within normal range, it is no longer working. Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when your HBA1c value
is between 40 and 50 mmol/mol.
WA is 3 hours long. Up to 15 people
who have pre-diabetes and their support people will attend. By the end of the 3
hours you will know what you need to change in your diet and lifestyle. The lifestyle
changes will help you “walk away” from a future diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.
How do I join the Walking Away Group near me?
Your doctor or nurse may have suggested you attend already, and referred you to
WellSouth. You will hear from our administrator to arrange your attendance at a local course.
If you are interested attending WA but have not been referred, call our administrator and
she can help you organise a referral.
This resource has more information about WA